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From the Editor 56: DOB Saves Co-op

    I could have cheered. The buildings department finally came through.I admit it: I’ve been a big critic of the Department of Buildings (DOB). Its employees seem to drag their feet in responding to concerns or complaints; contacting the agency by phone seems impossible; and a visit to the DOB has sometimes seemed like a descent into Dante’s Inferno, with less-than-helpful folks mocking you all along the way.

From the Editor 54: Lawyers

  MY CLIENT, THE FOOL[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1327:]]What’s the old saying?” I asked attorney Bruce Cholst, as we talked about current legal issues. “A man is a fool who…?”“A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client,” Cholst, a partner at Rosen Livingston & Cholst, replied immediately.

From the Editor 53: FSS

FULL-STOMACH SYNDROME[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1326:]]We have a board that has trouble meeting.Not a troubled meeting. Not troubles at meetings. But trouble getting together. Coordinating schedules. Sitting down and talking.

Talking With a Board President

In his real world job, Barry Klitsberg is called an Aging Services Program Specialist, which means he deals with the problems of aging Americans as a bureaucrat for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In his other – perhaps more taxing – volunteer job, he has served as the president of the 12-building Quality and Ruskin Apartments Corp.

Bed Bugs & Me

 BLOODSUCKERS FROM HELL

From the Editor 51: Lawyers

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1269:]]By Tom Soter The Specialist 

From the Editor 50: DOB

Nothing Is Simple[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1222:]]

From the Editor 46: Supers

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1197:]] HE'S SUPER, PART OF THE TIME The board was complaining about the superintendent.

The Schwab House

On an Upper West Side Garage Roof, a New Garden Welcomes the SeasonsBy Tom SoterHABITAT ONLINE

No More Leaks

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1075:]] Spotlight on 70-25 Yellowstone Boulevard